About

Anne Hayes gardens and writes from her home in Santa Cruz. She is the author of Bay-Friendly Gardening: From Your Backyard to the Bay and coauthor of The Gardener's Guide to Native Plants of the East Bay.

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Garden Stories

January 01, 2005 by Anne Hayes

The old saw about weather in San Francisco—if you don’t like it, walk a block—could also be applied to Bay

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Getting Grounded

January 01, 2005 by Anne Hayes

Long, long ago, in a time before time, the place where we now live was a deep sea. Beneath the

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Soil-Friendly Practices

January 01, 2005 by Anne Hayes

Organic matter is the most important part of the soil because it is fodder for the many organisms that keep

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Creating a Creekside Haven

January 01, 2003 by Anne Hayes

When she gets out of the shower in the morning, Sue LaTourrette might find herself standing 10 feet from a

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Drawing with a Local Palette

January 01, 2003 by Anne Hayes

If not for an unassuming wire fence, you might mistake Judith Larner Lowry’s garden for one of nature’s own. The

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Gardening for Wildlife with Native Plants

January 01, 2003 by Anne Hayes

Not long ago, the Bay Area was home to wild creatures in numbers beyond reckoning. While we can’t undo generations of intensive human settlement, there’s a surprising amount of potential habitat for wildlife in the spaces in our own yards. By growing native plants, we can invite the wild back into our daily lives.

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Starting a Wildlife Habitat Garden

January 01, 2003 by Anne Hayes

It’s really not that hard to transform your garden into a welcoming habitat for native wildlife. But you do need

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Starting with the Oaks

January 01, 2003 by Anne Hayes

A winding path through Kathy Welch’s garden leads to an oak grove. Photo by Saxon Holt.
Kathy Welch had already

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